Vitamin C is one ingredient that is said to have skin benefits. This is why you will find it in many popular products.
I have been using vitamin C serums for quite a while now, with the one from TruSkin being the most recent one. For this post I wanted to talk about it and give my review.
Why vitamin C for our skin?
Vitamin C is not only said to help the immune system but may have antioxidant activity as well. Because of this, it is used in skincare where it is found to do the following things:
- Treat signs of aging- fine lines and wrinkles
- Fade dark marks from hyperpigmentation
- Even out the skin tone
- Brighten up the skin tone
There are a different forms of vitamin C, with l-ascorbic being the most powerful for the skin. In addition to it being found in skincare products, you can also buy the vitamin C powder and make your own product (here is a good recipe https://labmuffin.com/easy-5-minute-diy-vitamin-c-serum-recipe/)
The TruSkin vitamin C serum
TruSkin offers a variety of products- serums, cleansers, moisturizers and toners. They are formulated to treat skin conditions such as hyperpigmentation, dullness, oiliness and acne.
Their vitamin C serum is one of their best selling products. It is sold in a 1 oz dropper bottle and costs around $20.
As with any vitamin C serum, it is supposed to be used only in the mornings. It is also recommended to be put on your neck because that is an area that can get an aged appearance to it.
The type of vitamin C that is in the serum is sodium ascorbyl phosphate. This is considered to be less effective for our skin than the other forms of vitamin C.
Some of the ingredients in this serum besides vitamin C include vitamin E, hyaluronic acid, aloe, witch hazel, Gotu Kola and more. There is no fragrance added to it.
My thoughts on TruSkin vitamin C serum
I have actually used this serum off and on for the past couple years. In these past five or so months, I have been using it every morning.
Despite my faithful use of it, I have not seen any results.
I guess what has attracted me to it has been the cost and the fact that vitamin C is supposed to be beneficial. I was thinking that I was doing something good for my skin and that maybe it would eventually work. Ha!
Now that I see that the vitamin C that it contains is not very potent, I am thinking that that is the reason as to why it has not done anything for my skin. It is not strong enough for me.
I do like that this product does not have added fragrance to it. Also, it has not caused breakouts.
I can’t say that this product is bad and that I do not recommend it. My skin has some severe problems and I need products that are a lot more powerful than this vitamin C serum is. It has great reviews so it obviously works for other people-but unfortunately not me.
Go ahead and give it a try
I think if you are reading this and interested in trying TruSkin Vitamin C Serum, go for it! Do not let my experience with it deter you. My skin problems are probably more severe than most.
If you have tried it before or are currently using it, let me know your thoughts on it!
Thanks for reading!
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